Karl Kriebel

Biography

1968  
born in Vienna
1983–1988  
Vienna Federal Training and Research Institute of Graphic Arts / graphic design, diploma
1991–1997
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, master class painting: Prof. A. Frohner, diploma
 
Lives and works in Vienna. 

Scholarships 
studentship of the City of Vienna
art-award Bauholding STRABAG / A
 
Study visits 
USA, Japan, France, Spain

Works held by different private and public collectors  (Selection) 
MAK - Museum für angewandte Kunst Vienna
City of Vienna
Some private collections, such as STRABAG Kunstsammlung and Sammlung Max Kowatsch
Exhibitions
Solo exhibitions  (Selection) 
2021
Karl Kriebel; PARALLEL VIENNA (zs art gallery), Vienna
2019
Karl Kriebel, zs art gallery, Vienna
2017
zwischen gegenständlich und abstrakt; (with Wilhelm Drach), zs art gallery, Vienna
2015
Grids / Cutout; Singapore Swiss Business Association, Singapore
2009
BLOCK IV; exhibition-center Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Vienna (C)
behind – Erweiterung; Künstlerhaus Vienna
2005
Gravity, Kunstfilm, Fotogalerie, Vienna
CORPUS_6 silent talk, MAK Nite, MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
2005
object trouvet-cerré, Paris / F
2004
Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Leschly, Baden, Lower Austria / A
2003
Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna
in der Stille; Fotogalerie Wien / Im Flieger
2002
Personale; Bauholding Strabag Kunstforum, Klagenfurt / A (C)
Seaside; Lange Nacht der Museen
2002
Spektrale 02; Berlin Friedrichshain, Berlin / D
Fluten; Wiener Wasserturm, 2 x paintings with K. Seyhan, Vienna
Soho in Ottakring; Dependance Grundsteingasse, Vienna
1999
Galerie Feichtner-Mizrahi, Vienna
1998
Artothek Galerie, Vienna
1996
Wort und Bild; open studio, Vienna
1991
Reduktionen (with Walter Angerer-Niketa); Blau-Gelbe-Viertelsgalerie, Zwettl, NÖ

Group exhibitions, artfairs  (Selection)
2024
STAGE Bregenz (zs art galerie), Bregenz / A
2023
Raum(un)möglichkeiten, zs art galerie, Vienna
PAPER WORKS & PAPER CONCEPTS, NÖ-Art; Haus der Kunst, Baden / A
also shown in: Laa an der Thaya / Raabs an der Thaya / Horn / A
2022
Collage II; zs art galerie, Vienna
2021
Correspondences; Stadtmuseum Hattingen, Hattingen / D (C)
From Line to Space, zs art galerie, Vienna
2020
Presentation at the „Schaudepot” of the Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus / A
zselection, zs art gallery, Vienna 
Small Works, zs art gallery, Vienna
2018
paper positions basel, (zs art gallery), Basel / CH
Das Werk als Raum im Raum; zs art gallery, Vienna
art KARLSRUHE, (zs art gallery), Karlsruhe / D
Collage; zs art gallery, Vienna
2017
paper positions munich, (zs art gallery), Munich / D
2016
works on paper; zs art gallery, Vienna
Art.Fair Köln, (zs art gallery), Cologne / D
POSITIONS BERLIN Art Fair, (zs art gallery), Berlin / D
30 x 30 x 30; zs art gallery, Vienna
ABSTRAKT; Galerie Lukas Feichtner, Vienna
2012
DINGE schlicht & einfach; MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
2010
Vermeer die Malkunst; Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (C)
2009
Enzyklopädie der wahren Werte, Künstlerhaus Vienna
2005
Robert Schmitt, Druckgraphik-Preis, Kleine Galerie, Ternitz / A
2004
Tools, 10 Graphiken (Tools-Fachzeitschrift)
2003
Junge Kunst, artfair Innsbruck / A 
2002
Bauholding Strabag Kunstforum- Preis, Klagenfurt / A (C)
2 Tage; Im Flieger, Vienna
Stella I; Dom zu St. Pölten, St. Pölten, Lower Austria
2001
Alles Neu; Dom zu St. Pölten, St. Pölten, Lower Austria
2000
Medium Papier; Galerie Feichtner-Mizrahi, Vienna
1999
Kunst Wien / Messe; (Galerie Feichtner-Mizrahi), Vienna
1998
Studiensammlung; MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
1997
Annäherungen; Vienna
Kunst Wien / artfair
1995
Sakralgewand/ Prototypisches; Dr. Friedhelm Mennekes, Schloss Hetzendorf, Vienna (C)
Galerie in der Finkenstraße, Munich
Kunststation St. Peter, Cologne / D
Komplementär Paravent; Permanente Installation, Austria Tabak Vienna
Susret – Begegnungen; Remise Wien, Salzburg, Bregenz / A (C)
1994
Soul of enamel; Prag, Bratislava / CZ (C)
Galerie im Trakl-Haus, Salzburg
trend art spectrum-Preis, Vienna (C)
1993
11. Römerquelle-Kunstwettbewerb (C)
Neue Galerie, Linz / A
Stadthaus, Klagenfurt
Galerie Station 3, Vienna
Positionen; Agfa-Zentrale, Vienna
Reaktionen; Kunst im sakralen Raum, Dr. F. Mennekes, Sankt Michael, Sankt Augustin, Vienna (K)
Neue Bilder einer Ausstellung; Vienna, St. Petersburg (K)
Bilder Open Air; Ringstrasse - open space, Vienna
1992
Young European Artists 92, Brussels / B
Art Projects Rainforest; Salzburg (C)
Agfa-Zentrale Vienna
Synergie Kunstwettbewerb; Siemens-Nixdorf, Vienna

Works in public space
Tabakwerke, permanent Installation „Komplementär Paravent“
Kallinger Projekt, temporäre Installation; 
„Lokal“ Pfarrkirche Ober St. Veit / Altar und Ambo
Inflateble-objects, Austria, Germany, Swiss, Italy
Höhere Grafische Bundes- Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Vienna, mural
„object trouvet-cerré“ Volksbank Baden
Bibliography

Karl Kriebel is concerned with the possibilities of space and its reciprocal effects.

He takes up conventional graphic and architectural signs, extracts them from their surroundings and places them in an open artistic context: as an image, as an object, as a spatial body, as a building.
 
On the one hand his works are deconstructive, on the other hand they create abstract constructive to illusionary spaces. In the working process, one line gives rise to the next, one surface demands another or the removal or overpainting. Letting go, building up, destroying - the creation is always a borderline process.